Dr Paola Carr-Walker

Dr Carr-Walker is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who had worked since 2006 at Broadmoor Hospital in the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder service and in the Personality Disorder Pathway. She is experienced in the assessment of psychopathy, personality disorder, the risk of violence and sexual violence to others, self-harm and suicide assessment, cognitive disorders and intellectual ability, mental illness and other areas of psychological disorder. Dr Carr-Walker has provided many psychological reports on treatment needs and the evaluation of outcomes of treatment, including reports used in the Courts, Mental Health Review Tribunals and Parole Board hearings.

Since qualifying 11 years ago, Dr Carr-Walker has specialised in working within forensic inpatient services.  In this role, she has varied and extensive experience in individual psychological therapy, delivery of group therapy, training professionals.  She has a specialist knowledge in intervention strategies for anger, violence, domestic violence and substance misuse.  She has extensive training and experience in working with personality disordered adults and offenders and had published several peer reviewed articles on this subject.

She has a broad based training in the assessment of risk including sexual risk, violence and domestic violence.  She has worked therapeutically with sexual offenders and regularly reports on their future risk to children.

She has undergone specialist training in clinical neuropsychology and has a wealth of experience of working with individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or neurological impairment.  She has lectured in forensic neuropsychology within the University of Surrey doctoral programme.

Courts or Tribunals: Criminal and Offending, Employment, Immigration and Asylum, Mental Health Tribunals, Neuropsychological, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adolescent, Adult, Family

Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Anger and Violence, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Learning Difficulties, Mental Capacity, Neurological Disorder, Parenting Problems, Personality Disorder, Psychosexual Difficulties, Relationships Difficulites, Sexual Offending, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD, Youth Offending

Therapies offered: Adult Therapy, CBT, Psychological Supervision